It’s been a surprisingly good autumn for aurora activity despite being on the backside of the Solar Cycle and I’ve been having a lot of Facebook Fun. In between aurora hunts, Shay & I are busy getting ready for our Holiday Shows.
The easiest part of what I do is mixing business with pleasure. Throughout the last 20 years of aurora hunting, I can honestly say I never tire of my job.
Keep One Eye On The Sky!
March 1, 2017 at 1 am
Enlightening auroras dance over
St. Innocent Orthodox Cathedral
~ I’d been trying to get this shot for 15 years! ~
I spent all night trying to catch
auroras in a Fish Wheel.
Tanana River near Nenana, AK
March 31 near 4 am
~ It was the Catch of the Night,
and it fed me well~
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Reflects in the calm Placer River
Tip of Turnagain Arm
September 28, 2016 at 2 am
~ This is only a 1-1/2 second camera exposure
which means these lights were bright! ~
March 22, 2016 at 1 am
An aurora-breathing dragon!
After a hot soak in Chena Hot Springs
~ Everyone was breathing auroras
on this incredible night ~
Each of these movies are a great way to experience the awe-inspiring auroras in motion through Todd's extensive time-lapse footage. Together, they provide an in-depth experience into real life aurora hunting and were many years in the making. Both visual journeys are enhanced with science and music that ranges from space-age acoustic sensations to aurora rock! 3-Movie Bundle
Here's a graph illustrating when in the solar cycle I've taken some of my favorite shots. The key thing to remember is that auroras occur throughout the cycle from Solar Max to Solar Min. They're just not quite as common during the lows in the cycle. More on the Solar Cycle
We are absolutely smitten with Metal Prints. The results of having my aurora & scenic shots printed on aluminum have been WOW-With Out Words! The inks are dye-infused onto a specially-coated aluminum sheet and sealed with a gemlike UV coating that is both water and scratch resistant. We have commonly heard people say, "It's like looking through a window"...."Are these backlit?"...."They look so 3D." And the archival quality is out of this world (think century plus). This is a technological breakthrough and the results are in HIGH DEF!
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